Miami schools ready for influx of new students after Castro's death
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Miami schools are prepared for a "potential influx of child and adult learners" following the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a school official said.

Miami-Dade public school system superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in a statement Saturday that Castro's death "brings us one step closer to achieving justice" in Cuba.

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"The Cuban people have carried the pain and anguish of oppression for over five decades. Although their emotional scars will last a lifetime, may their wounded souls begin to heal knowing Fidel Castro's passing brings us one step closer to achieving justice, freedom and democracy for Cuba and its people," Carvalho said.
"Miami-Dade County Public School has a preparedness plan in place that contemplates a potential influx of child and adult learners," he added.
 
According to Carvalho, the school system is prepared to cooperate with state and federal agencies to "deliver educational services to all who ... may arrive in our community."
 
"We are ready to work with state and federal entities to secure the appropriate and necessary support to deliver educational services to all who, in light of today's development, may arrive in our community."
 
Many have hailed the death of the longtime Cuban leader as a promising sign for Cubans pushing for reform, while others have voiced doubts about major political reforms.